Dakota pipestone buffalo paperweight

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Titles Dakota pipestone buffalo paperweight
Description A Dakota paperweight, circa the late 19th to early 20th century. The paperweight features a buffalo carved from red pipestone.The animal is shown crouching close to its rectangular base, suggesting that it is asleep or at rest. Incised marks indicate eyes and hide texture. A card affixed to the bottom of the carving's base reads, "Sleeping buffalo / Carved from pipestone by only Dakota Indian who does this kind of work - / (very rare) / Charles H. Bennett, Pharmacist / Pipestone City, MINN."
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 2 7/8 inches width
2 1/16 inches depth
1 5/8 inches height
Nomenclature carving (visual work)
Materials catlinite
Creation Made by: Dakota Indians
Subjects Collected by: Bennett, Charles Henry
Used in: Pipestone, Pipestone County, Minnesota, United States
Indian. Art
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1880 - Not later than 1905
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 2868.E299 (Accession Number)

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